Strawberry salsa

This tangy dip or topping is just one fun way to use fruits in savory recipes.

Strawberry salsa

The spring and summer seasons bring delicious fruit, starting with fresh strawberries showing up at farmers markets and stone fruit not far behind.

While these fruits are the perfect sweet and refreshing treat in and of themselves, they’re also fun to use in savory preparations. Try this peach salsa or beautiful orange and olive salad.

This strawberry salsa is essentially a salsa fresca made with strawberries instead of tomatoes. You can serve strawberry salsa with pita chips, over fish, or over a bowl of black beans and rice.

Servings: 6 to 8


  • 1 pint of strawberries, hulled and diced
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup red onion or shallot, minced
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 10 cilantro sprigs, minced
  • Honey, to taste
  • Salt and ground black pepper


In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and let sit for at least 15 minutes to let the flavors meld. Taste for balance. Adjust as needed.

Nutrition information (per serving)

  • Serving size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 21
  • Total fat: 0 g
  • Saturated fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 74 mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 5 g
  • Dietary fiber: 1 g
  • Total sugars: 3 g
  • Protein: 1 g

Note: Nutrition information calculated with 1/4 teaspoon salt added.